Aspidoglossum nyasae (Britten & Rendle) Kupicha

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Aspidoglossum nyasae

Photo: Mark Hyde
Rydal Court, Ruwa

Aspidoglossum nyasae

Photo: Mark Hyde
Rydal Court, Ruwa

Aspidoglossum nyasae

Photo: Mark Hyde
Rydal Court, Ruwa

Aspidoglossum nyasae

Photo: Mark Hyde
Rydal Court, Ruwa

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Synonyms: Schizoglossum leptoglossum Weim.
Schizoglossum multifolium N.E. Br.
Schizoglossum nyasae Britten & Rendle
Common names:
Status: Native
Branched or unbranched herb, up to 1.1 m tall. Leaves whorled, at least in the inflorescence, sometimes irregular below. Leaves: lamina up to 8.5 × 1.3 cm, narrowly linear or linear-spathulate. Flowers 3-16 per node. Calyx segments with appressed hairs. Corolla lobes spreading to reflexed, green, very rarely purple, glabrous to pubescent. Corona of Type A (sensu Kupicha). Fruit 7.5 - 9 cm long, fusiform, bearing appressed bristles.
Notes: The only species of Aspidoglossum in Zimbabwe with leaves in whorls.
Derivation of specific name: nyasae: from Malawi (Nyasaland)
Habitat: In montane grassland, often among rocks, in open Brachystegia woodland or scrub.
Altitude range: (metres) 1100 - 1700 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Binns, B. (1968). A First Check List of the Herbaceous Flora of Malawi The Government Printer, Zomba, Malawi Page 22. as Schizoglossum nyasae and S. multifolium

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 7.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 5.

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 251 - 252.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 19.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 88.

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Flora of Malawi: Aspidoglossum nyasae
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aspidoglossum nyasae
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aspidoglossum nyasae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Aspidoglossum nyasae., retrieved 25 June 2024

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